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  • NJSLA-S New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science

    SPRING 2018 TEST ADMINISTRATOR

    MANUAL

    Computer-Based Testing Science

    CBTScience

  • ii 2018 ADMINISTRATION - TEST ADMINISTRATOR MANUAL FOR CBT

    NJSLA-S

    Whats New for Spring 2018?

    The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) replaces the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) for Science and the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT). More information about the NJSLA-S can be found in the NJSLA-S Parent, Student and Teacher Guides which will be shipped to districts prior to testing. To make the transition easier, the administration of the NJSLA-S will be similar to the administration of PARCC, with which districts are already familiar.

    Testing Window for NJSLA-S

    Spring 2018 Field Test Administration Testing Window

    Computer-Based Tests Elementary School, Middle School, and High School May 7, 2018June 8, 2018

  • NJSLA-S

    Table of Contents Whats New for Spring 2018? .............................................................................................. ii Testing Window for NJSLA-S ................................................................................................ ii 1.0 Overview ............................................................................................................................ 1 1.1 About this Manual ................................................................................................................. 1 1.2 Roles of Individuals ............................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Test Security and Administration Policies ................................................................ 3 2.1 Maintaining the Security of Test Materials and Content ...................................................... 3

    2.1.1 Test Administrator Responsibilities for Maintaining Security ............................................ 3 2.1.2 Security Forms .............................................................................................................. 4

    2.2 Testing Irregularities and Security Breaches ......................................................................... 4 2.2.1 Testing Irregularities and Security Breaches .................................................................... 5 2.2.2 Reporting Testing Irregularities and Security Breaches ..................................................... 6

    2.3 Testing Environment ............................................................................................................. 6 Administration Considerations for Students ............................................................. 6 Materials Prohibited in the Testing Environment ...................................................... 7 Exceptions for Test Accommodations ....................................................................... 7

    2.4 Scheduling and Testing Time ................................................................................................. 8 Testing Time ........................................................................................................... 8 Administration Time ............................................................................................... 8 Unit Testing Time ................................................................................................... 8 Make-up Testing ........................................................................................................... 9 Breaks ................................................................................................................... 9

    3.0 Before Testing ........................................................................................................................... 10 3.1 Checklist of Tasks for Test Administrators to Complete before Testing ................................ 10 3.2 Test Administrator Training and Preparation ...................................................................... 10 3.3 Preparing to Administer Accessibility Features and Accommodations

    during the NJSLA-S .............................................................................................................. 11 3.4 Administer Practice Tests and Tutorials ................................................................................... 11 3.5 Prepare the Testing Environment ....................................................................................... 11 4.0 During Testing ........................................................................................................................... 13 4.1 Checklist of Tasks for Test Administrators to Complete during Testing ................................ 13 4.2 Receive Test Materials from the School Test Coordinator (Day of Testing) .......................... 13

    Headphones ......................................................................................................... 14 4.3 Manage Test Sessions in PearsonAccessnext (Day of Testing) .................................................. 15 4.4 Distribute Materials and Read Script (Day of Testing) ............................................................ 15 4.5 Keep Time (Day of Testing) ........................................................................................................ 16 4.6 Maintain Test Security ......................................................................................................... 16 4.7 Supervise Test Administration ............................................................................................. 16

    4.7.1 Guidance for Troubleshooting Computer-Based Testing .................................................... 16 4.7.2 Guidance for Clarifying Directions During Administration .............................................. 18

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    4.7.3 Guidance for Redirecting Students ............................................................................... 18 4.7.4 Dismissing Students for Misconduct ............................................................................ 18 4.7.5 Item Irregularities during Testing ................................................................................. 18 4.7.6 Procedures for Safety Threats and Severe Weather ...................................................... 19

    4.8 Break Policy ........................................................................................................................ 19 4.8.1 Breaks during a Unit ................................................................................................... 19 4.8.2 Breaks between Units ................................................................................................. 20

    4.9 Ending Each Unit ................................................................................................................. 20 4.9.1 Log Students Out of TestNav and Lock Units/Sections ................................................... 20 4.9.2 Collect Test Materials .................................................................................................. 20 4.9.3 Return Materials to School Test Coordinator ................................................................ 20

    4.10 Make-up Testing ....................................................................................................................... 20 4.11 Script for Administering Science ....................................................................................... 21

    4.11.1 Elementary, Middle, and High School School Science All Units .................................... 21 5.0 After Completion of Each Day of Testing ..................................................................... 28 5.1 Checklist of Tasks for Test Administrators to Complete after Testing ................................... 28 5.2 Return Materials to the School Test Coordinator ............................................................... 28 5.3 Lock Units and Stop Test Sessions in PearsonAccessnext .................................................... 28 6.0 Accessibility Features and Accommodations ....................................................... 29 6.1 Test Administration of Accessibility Features and Accommodations ................................ 29 6.2 Before Testing: Preparing for Accessible Test Administration ............................................ 31 6.3 During Testing: Test Administration of Accessibility Features and Accommodations ........ 32 6.4 After Testing: Completing Accessible Test Administration ................................................. 32 Appendix A Glossary of Terminology .......................................................................... 33 Appendix B Security Agreement ................................................................................... 37 Appendix C Signs ............................................................................................................... 39

  • NJSLA-S

    1 2018 ADMINISTRATION - TEST ADMINISTRATOR MANUAL FOR CBT

    1.0 Overview The NJSLA-S will be administered in either computer-based (CBT) or paper-based (PBT) format. These assessments will focus on actively engaging students in scientific and engineering practices to apply crosscutting concepts of the core ideas in these fields.

    The NJSLA-S is given in grades 5, 8, and 11. Each grades assessment comprises four units of the same length, although that length varies by grade.

    1.1 About this Manual This manual provides instructions applicable to Test Administrators necessary for